Accession Number:

ADD012680

Title:

Photoactive Coating for Hardening Optical Fibers.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An improved optical fiber structure is provided which is hardened against the effects of ionizing nuclear radiation and comprises a conventional plastic, glass or silica optical fiber core and cladding, having an additional outer coating comprising phosphorescent or luminescent material for interacting with the ionizing radiation to provide a source of light to optically bleach the fiber core of optical absorption sites produced as a result of the interaction of the ionizing radiation with the fiber core material. Patents

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE